Product Description by our Music Experts
The Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus in Honey Burst combines classic vintage features with modern enhancements – its vintage gloss lacquered neck, high quality design, tonal versatility and 2 year warranty makes this one of the best guitars around for the price.
If you’re a rock god and like bending your notes and playing impressive solos you will love the Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus’s neck – it’s vintage gloss lacquered neck and polished jumbo frets (22) make playing so easy. The neck is further complemented with vintage style machine heads, a synthetic bone nut (42mm), round string guides, a silver Fender & Telecaster headstock logo and black fret-dot inlays.
Vintage Modified Design
Unlike most Telecaster’s, the Fender Modern Player Tele Plus in Honey Burst features a ‘Belly-Cut’ contour body which fits comfortably to your body without digging into your rib area. The body of the guitar is finished in a high quality trans honey burst which gradually fades from mid-dark brown with hints of red, to very transparent burnt orange – the trans nature of the finish allows the grain of the pine body to be seen throughout which adds a real sense of class. This finish is set off by a black 3-ply pickguard (black/white/black) and chrome polished hardware; a chrome control panel, control knobs, vintage style 6-saddle hard tail bridge, neck lipstick pickup cover, jack plate and Fender embossed neck plate.
Versatile Sound and Tone
The Fender Modern Player Honey Burst Telecaster Plus’s pickup configuration (HSS) includes a Modern Player Tele® ‘lipstick’ Single Coil pickup in the neck, a Black Modern Player Strat® Single Coil pickup in the middle and a Black Modern Player Humbucker Pickup in the bridge, complete with a black-tipped 5 way pickup selector switch; choose an array of pickup configurations including Neck, Neck/Mid, Mid, Mid/Bridge, Bridge. The brilliant tonal options are expanded even further with a flick of a mini-toggle switch (coil-tap) between the Volume and Tone knobs which splits the humbucker (bridge pickup) into two separate single coil pickups giving a classic single coil twang. This unique combination of pickups/controls is so versatile producing a myriad of tonal opportunities ranging from thick, warm tones, bright rhythms, bluesy twang, etc… which suit a massive range of musical styles; blues, rock, metal,country, reggae, jazz, etc… One other great feature of the Fender Modern Player Honey Burst Telecaster is the string-thru-body design which improves the overall sustain – the strings are fed through ferrules in the back (similar to stringing a Fender Stratocaster).
The Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus in Honey Burst is made in China and is fitted with Fender 250L Electric Guitar Strings.
Product Reviews by our customers
I know this seems an odd thing to say about a Fender, but the Modern Player Tele plus is surprisingly good. I've owned and played many Fenders, Gibsons and other top name guitars, and I always thought of myself as more of a Strat man. But this Tele has converted me. First - it arrived perfectly set up. Bridge, nut, action and intonation were all perfect. Second - it's a lot of guitar for the money. If I hadn't known, I would have expected the price to be a couple of hundred higher. The finish is wonderful, the maple neck feels just like those on the best Strats I've ever owned, and the slightly fatter frets only increase the playability. I wasn't sure if a pine body would have the sustain and tonal qualities of ash or alder. But, believe me, it does. Third - the pickups give wider and more pleasing possibilities than your average Strat or Tele. The clever addition of a humbucking bridge pick-up that includes a coil tap, gives pretty well any tone you might require from an electric guitar. I've hardly put it down since I got it, and I can't stop smiling.